The Co-responder scheme supports the primary emergency medical providers East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) in the event of time critical medical emergencies, to administer life saving first aid and stabilise a situation until advanced medical care arrives.
The Aim of this partnership is to provide a timely response to Category A medical emergencies throughout the community of Lincolnshire with the use of specialist trained and competent teams delivering non-invasive medical treatment including the use of defibrillators to patients over the age of 12.
Category A Type Incidents are those medical emergencies that are immediately life threatening and response is required within 8 minutes.
The benefits derived by working together in this partnership will be:
- EMAS will be able to meet part of their statutory obligation in regards to responding to Category A medical emergencies within 8 minutes.
- Vulnerable members of the community will have an immediate response to Category A medical emergencies.
- Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue to meet its mission statement to make Lincolnshire a safer place to Live, Work and Visit.
Those Fire Stations that currently participate in this scheme are:
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